This is going to be a quick post tonight. On Monday, I sent the full script of "Ichabod: Missing in Sleepy Hollow" to Elaina and Cathy at Street Theatre Company. For those new to the blog, this play was selected by STC and Playhouse Nashville as the winner in their search for a new adaptation of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Now that the script is complete, it's off to the theater where they're having an internal reading tonight there in Nashville. I wish I could attend to hear it out loud! It's weird not to be there, but jetting off to Nashville isn't in the budget right now.
This is a very different way of operating for me, but I'm going to take a deep breath, pray it goes well, and wait for notes from the director and artistic director. We've never met in person and this play was born via emails and anonymous contest selections (STC received blind script from Playhouse Nashville so that they would choose the script based on the script, not the writer---which is awesome as it challenges a writer to make the script shine on the page and it allows them to find the script that speaks to them). All that being said, from the beginning I have felt a connection to this theater and these artists and I know any notes I get will be smart and worth considering. They know what they're doing.
Break legs to everyone and I cannot wait to hear how it goes!
Ichabod: Missing in Sleepy Hollow runs October 4-12 at Street Theatre Company in Nashville, TN. Directed by Elaina McKnight Shaver. Tickets are $7 and this show is spooky fun for the whole family. You can find more information at STC's website or by calling 615.554.7414.
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